Winshuttle Blog

Dec 7, 2018 · Jorge Ruiz

Don’t fight the robots, embrace them

In the next few years, all those predictable activities in structured environments will be easily automated with robots. Understand how machines are going to change your job so that you can adapt. Try to make robots your ally, your partner, not your enemy.

Dec 6, 2018 · Nichelle Williams

Insights from the SAPInsider SCM/PLM show in Orlando

What a week I had in Orlando at the SAPInsider SCM/PLM Conference. The weather was cooler than normal but the energy inside the show was turned up. I was pleased to see a variety of topics in the session agenda offering real solutions for improving SAP® processes and new ideas for the future of Supply Chain. One of those sessions, led by a Winshuttle customer from Louisiana Pacific (LP), a building materials manufacturer, demonstrated how they’ve streamlined and digitized their product management processes. This session was a highlight for me, so I thought I’d share some key take-aways: Lisa Mackin,... Read more

Nov 28, 2018 · Jorge Ruiz

The risks of using LSMW for data migrations into SAP S/4HANA

If your organization is using or planning to use LSMW as a data load tool in a migration project to SAP S/4HANA, you may face significant challenges. It was initially highlighted in the very first simplification list for S/4HANA 1511, page 302: “The LSMW (Legacy System Migration Workbench) function is still available within SAP S/4HANA, (on-premise edition) but not considered as the migration tool. The use of LSMW for data load to SAP S/4HANA is not recommended and at the customer’s own risk.” And this is not surprising, LSMW is a tool originally created to support data transfers from legacy... Read more

Sep 5, 2018 · Bob Berntsen

Do you know where your Business Rules are at night?

Business rules. In my opinion they are the key in making a data program run. I like to use the analogy that business rules are the fuel to run all those data engines. The question is, do you know where your business rules are now? Following up on the question I posed on last month’s blog, ‘What are your pain points?’, I heard from several individuals calling out the pain point around business rules. One of those pain points was where do you store business rules? How do you manage them? In my experiences, I have seen a few different... Read more

Jul 13, 2018 · Bob Berntsen

What are your Data Pain Points?

Thinking back 15 years ago, who would have thought that data would have become such a key asset for companies today? I surely didn’t! But I have also had a front row seat to witness and experience this transformation. Let me introduce myself. I am Bob Berntsen, Principal – Enterprise Solutions Manager at Winshuttle. Some of you may know me as the Program Chair with the ASUG Data Governance SIG (Special Interest Group) within the EIM Community. Over the past few years, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work for several companies, helping them to build and implement... Read more

Jun 26, 2018 · Jorge Ruiz

New Infographic: Accelerate your Journey to SAP S/4HANA

SAP has made a considerable effort to tackle that initial confusion around S/4HANA, but there are still some doubts with regards to aspects like the different deployment options, or the right data migration tools for each scenario. In this infographic, you will be able to map your journey to S/4HANA with best practices, the right combination of tools and advice from other companies.

Jun 12, 2018 · Kristian Kalsing

Taking the robot out of the human

Humans are not particularly well-suited for repetitive tasks, often making more errors as we increasingly tire of the repetitive tasks at hand. RPA is a way to take the robot out of the human and increase your readiness for the digital enterprise through faster and more accurate process execution.

May 9, 2018 · Bill Wiseman

Bridging the Gap Between SAP ERP and Other Systems of Record

In this post, learn how to birdge the gap between SAP ERP systems and other systems of record using agile solutions in data loading and workflow processing.

Apr 30, 2018 · Jorge Ruiz

Automating Master Data Management to Drive Efficiency Across Your SAP Plant Maintenance Operations

In this post, learn how automating your SAP plant maintenance processes can drive efficiency across the business, and accelerate your PM operations.

Apr 18, 2018 · Jay Juntti

Don’t Get Fooled by Errors in Your Accounting Data

In this post, learn how to stop getting fooled by errors in your accounting data by automating your SAP financial processes.